Santa Barbara Dance Theater holds a unique position as a a professional dance company in residence at UC Santa Barbara, a world-class research institution fostering creative and educational connections between students, company members, guest artists/scholars and colleagues. An integral component of the Department of Theater and Dance, the company was founded in 1976 and celebrated its 40th Anniversary Season in 2016. 


SBDT is dedicated to collaborative exploration and the creation of new works for performance. The company’s creative process, driven by the artistic director’s unique vision and fueled by the talents of accomplished professionals, generates exciting productions and offers an expanding view of human potential to a diverse and growing audience.

“Moonscapes” by _andi_schermoly for #sbd